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Helping Hands With Medical Esthetic Techniques

Elaine Linker March 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine
professional skin care for hands

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Your clients’ hands tell a story. Although they are often taken for granted, the hands reveal significant details. Women and men spend so much time and money today trying to “de-age” their faces, but according to Howard Sobel, MD, “The hands can reveal true age quicker than any of the fillers can plump up sagging skin.” You need only to see all the pigmented spots on a woman’s hands that come from sun exposure to know that no matter how smooth the face, this person is way older then she claims to be.

In addition to environmental damage, hands lose fat and connective tissue, and start to look thin and transparent over time. Veins also become more prominent and the skin becomes thinner and drier; a dead give-away to a person’s age.

Like any other part of the body, prevention is the key. Wearing protective gloves when doing household chores is the mantra of any hand model, but what applies for the face and décolleté might be even more important for the hands: sunscreen. The face is actually slightly more protected with makeup and multifaceted face creams that contain sunscreen, whereas most people do not pay attention to their hands during their morning routine. Educate clients about their options for hand care, and provide the services and techniques that will transform their skin, giving them a more youthful appearance.

Dry hand helpers

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